The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services surprised nursing home operators Friday by quietly posting a draft of updated Minimum Data Set specifications.
Handbook offers a one-step MDS 3.0 reference tool
Jul 11, 2012
Extended Care Products’ OMRA Handbook gives operators MDS 3.0 information and guidelines in one resource. The handbook offers free future updates.
Have a rest from COVID-19: An MDS perspective
Jul 06, 2020
I am trying to find ways to rest my mind from constantly thinking about COVID-19. There seems to be no escaping it. It invades every minute poking its head into our collective consciousness whether you...
Data Speaks: What is my niche? Data driven decision making
Aug 03, 2020
When examined strategically, data has a voice, it comes to life, it can in fact speak volumes to you. Data speaks about the care you deliver, it provides insight into your treatment patterns, and data...
Have you learned how to play SPADEs in the new world of PDPM?
Apr 22, 2020
So much is being written recently about the current trends that many are seeing with regard to the PDPM [Payment Driven Payment Model]. Early predictions warned about significant reductions to the amount...
CMS user’s guide updated with little fanfare
May 06, 2019
Providers would be well served to download the current version of the Five-Star User’s guide in order to have an accurate understanding of their 5-Star Rating that CMS posted to Nursing Home Compare...
Embracing the RAI manual
Jul 01, 2019
The PDPM RAI Manual is here, Now what? We’ve had a little over a month to process the RAI manual, but there’s no denying that this year is different. Generally, the RAI Manual details the changes...
One section at a time
Sep 05, 2016
Recurring errors in the MDS can place bottom lines and resident care at risk. Spending time to avoid potential repercussions is worth the effort, experts say.
Helping the assessors
Sep 06, 2017
Minimum Data Set coordinators serve vital functions in today’s skilled nursing facilities — their ability to dig deep is so critical that one software executive likens it to navigating the Andromeda...
Taming the MDS
Sep 01, 2013
Providers will be greeted at the end of the month by more important tweaks and changes to multiple parts of the Minimum Data Set resident assessment tool.